Its now nigh on 12 months since I bought the CL. It was purchased from the Main Dealer in Ayr under the 'Approved used Scheme' and came with 12 months Tier 1 warranty. I initially Purchased it with the intention of keeping it 12 months then changing it. Since then I have come to love the comfort and the effortless turn of speed it has. The ABC is not to be underestimated, it is superb. Also for a coupe the rear seats are very usable. Apart from a few problems with the air con early in ownership the car has been faultless. There has been a lot of thought put into the small details of this car, keyless entry is good as is the garage door opener, easy entry is one of my favourite features, for those who may not have heard of it, when the door opens the seat moves rearwards and the steering wheel moves upwards allowing...'easy entry' the rear headrests drop down out of sight when you engage reverse gear, you can also do the same via a switch. The fuel consumption has been 20.1mpg, I did once manage to coach 20.4mpg out of it, however, the style of driving I had to adopt was not worth the few drops I saved. In my mind 20mpg is not bad for 500bhp and 800nm of torque. The work done prior to collection (at no charge)should keep her happy for a while yet. All filters inc fuel filter and oil changed. Spark plugs changed (all 24)coolant and brake fluid changed. The car has now done 36.5k miles, the service indicator says A service due 7000miles. The car looks to be only a couple of year old at the most, those who have seen it will attest to that fact. As a rule I change my cars on a regular basis, its just the way I am, this is my 63rd/4th car, the longest I have kept a car was in fact another Mercedes a 560SEL, this goes to show how much I like the car. This has not however stopped me looking, test drove a few but did not find anything that looked or drove like the CL. I have been over the entire car looking for corrosion and have found not the slightest blemish. Yes,buying a v12 is risky, what if this...what if that... will put you into an early grave, you are here once and once only,go for it.